Desolation Sound: Day 2 – Ganges to Pender Harbour | NW Explorations


Desolation Sound: Day 2 – Ganges to Pender Harbour

The flotilla arose to a beautiful sunrise over Ganges and headed north through the Gulf Islands as the sky began to become more well lit. We passed through a swirling current at Galliano Pass and out into the Strait of Georgia.

It was a lumpy crossing of the straits today with one meter waves and 25 knot winds on the forward quarter. The boats managed well as big beautiful plumes of salt spray showered the boats. The crews onboard were certainly relieved and happy when flat water was reached again after a couple of hours.

The sailboats we passed were heading downwind with reefed jibs taking advantage of the wind.

We arrived Pender Harbour and enjoyed cruising past the beautiful waterside homes. Pender Harbour is a busy place in the summer time and less so as fall approaches. Still you can see why so many folks are drawn to this as a place to spend their summers or as a jumping off spot for Princess Louisa or the Straits of Georgia.

A well-deserved round of drinks were enjoyed by all after docking at Garden Bay Pub in Pender Harbour.

Still on the lookout for otters…

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